New COVID-19: Schools To Resume January 18 Until Further Directive, Says PTF

by on January 12, 2021

By Onwuka Gerald

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, on Tuesday, announced that schools in the country will resume on January 18 until the Ministry of Education issues further directive.

PTF National Coordinator, Dr Sani Aliyu, made the disclosure upon featuring on a television programme on Tuesday.

Recall that Education Minister Adamu Adamu, had earlier stated that the Federal Government would review the January 18 earlier date fixed for resumption of schools across the country.

Minister Adamu who spoke at a PTF briefing in Abuja, hinged the decision to the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic currently witnessed in the country.

Explaining further on the issue on Tuesday, the PTF coordinator said the minister did not announce a change of date to school resumption in the country.

Coordinator Aliyu said, “As regards schools, I want to clarify what the minister said yesterday; he said there was going to review, he didn’t say that they were going to change the date. He said they will review the situation and give feed back to the Nation.

“At the moment, it is still 18th January until the ministry of education comes back either with an alternative date or to reconfirm that”, Aliyu added.

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